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MNCs risk raising gender inequalities: UNCTAD
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) While foreign investment has had a positive impact on women's empowerment through creating formal employment and business linkages, the operations of transnational corporations also risk increasing women's vulnerability as well as gender inequalities, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report released Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:22:16 PM

Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people: WHO
Geneva, Oct 14 (IANS) The World Health Organisation Tuesday said more than 4,000 people have killed by the Ebola virus till now and there might be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week in the next couple of months.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:38:03 PM

Dubai Petroleum finds gas in deepest Dubai well
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE), owned 100 percent by the Dubai government and responsible for Dubai's offshore oil and gas development and production, has identified significant volumes of gas in its T-02 deep gas exploration well.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:52:17 PM

Three get death penalty on terror charges in Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Oct 14 (IANS) Three terror suspects have been sentenced to death and 19 others have been given varied jail terms in Saudi Arabia for their role in various terror acts, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 6:50:04 PM

Sri Lanka face South Africa in ICC Women's Championship
Dubai, Oct 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka will host South Africa for three One-Day Internationals (ODI) in the final series of the opening round of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Women's Championship in Colombo this week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:56:20 PM

Clarke yet to recover for Tests
Sharjah, Oct 14 (IANS) Injury-plagued Australian captain Michael Clarke Tuesday refused to declare himself fully fit for the forthcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, saying he still had "a long way to go".

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 3:38:06 PM

Ebola outbreak demonstrates lack of readiness: WHO
Geneva, Oct 13 (IANS/EFE) The Ebola epidemic shows that the world is ill-prepared to respond to a severe health emergency, World Health Organization director general Margaret Chan said Monday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00:05 AM

Indian woman in UAE faces embezzlement charges
Dubai, Oct 13 (IANS) An Indian in the UAE, who had access to her employer's bank account, faces charges for allegedly embezzling more than 247,000 dirhams (about $67,000), media reported Monday.

Monday, October 13, 2014 9:52:13 PM

People should help end gender bias: Sumitra Mahajan
Geneva (Switzerland), Oct 13 (IANS) People should join hands to eliminate all forms of gender-based inequalities and violence for sustainable peace and prosperity in society, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said here Monday.

Monday, October 13, 2014 9:06:12 PM

Islamic scholar urges Haj pilgrims not to take selfies
Riyadh, Oct 13 (IANS) A prominent Saudi Islamic scholar has urged pilgrims not to indulge in taking "selfies" while performing Haj, saying the new rampant phenomenon distracts worshippers from completing the rituals they came for, media reported Monday.

Monday, October 13, 2014 8:00:05 PM

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